Monday, March 30, 2009

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Review

I just finished reading the The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
A very interesting book, I really have so much to say about it, but I need to discuss it! It is a book about Hitler Germany through the eyes of a 9 year old boy. The point of view hit close to home for me because my boy Max is nearly 9. For such a short book it had a lot of content and hidden meaning, my favorite was Bruno's interpretation of the F├╝hrer being called 'The Fury'. The book made me question, a lot! How could a country so full of the spirit in the 1500's that William Tyndale would seek shelter there to translate the Bible, become a place so ungodly and full of fear and contempt? It made me think of all the judgments we all make and how easy it is for pride to seep in our hearts, it often happens with out us even knowing it. We pass it on to our children because it seeps into their tender naive sponge-like hearts. I really enjoyed the book, it was even comical at times, but in the end it broke my heart, I literally felt a physical pain. My heart broke for the father, he had to lose life to really understand its value. One of the things I got out of this book, and not to down play the loss of life for the Jews, but The Holocaust was a HUGE loss of humanity for Germany. Really worth reading, don't skip it and see the movie. The author does a phenomenal job describing the situations and surroundings without being cumbersome, I bet it was a cinch to direct the movie. I have not seen the movie so I don't mean to say it way bad I just think it probably wouldn't be able to keep the Innocent perspective.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Bye-Bye Binky

I am so happy about this I just have to share the good news! Sophia has given up her binky! Saturday night Sophia went to be with her soffy(her blanket), her bunny, her pony, her baby, and about 5 books and didn't ask for her binky...so we just said good-night. We thought for sure in a few minutes she would cry for it, she didn't and slept all through the night. She hasn't asked for it once since. She does insist that Milo have his binky at all times which he usually spits out, maybe she's projecting. I hope I didn't just jinx the situation. Now I just hope I can get Milo to stop sucking his thumb before that becomes a habit hard to break!
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